The Baby’s Eye Sclera Is Reddish After A Heavy Object Falls?
Hello, I want to ask, suddenly my child’s sclera (baby 2 months) is red on the right. Said my caregiver because of the fall of the smartphone on the temples and cheeks of my child. Can it be only compressed using warm water? Please provide a solution Thank you, dear
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Falling heavy objects in the eyes of a baby can certainly make red eyes. This redness of the eye can occur simply as a result of inflammation in the structure of the outer eye (for example conjunctivitis or subconjunctival bleeding), but it can also indicate damage to deeper eye components. If there are no other danger signs that you observe in your baby, you can first do the initial handling as follows:
Compress your baby's eyes with cold water (not warm water) so that bleeding stops Avoid holding baby's eyes with dirty hands Raise baby's eyes a little while sleeping Give baby gloves first so that his hands do not touch or rub his own eyes Protect baby from glare, dust, and other impurities that can get into his eyes. Do not carelessly give medicines or eye drops to the baby without doctor's advice. Give the baby breast milk so that his immune system is well maintained. However, if in 3 days you do not observe any improvement in the eye condition, or if your baby's eyes seems to secrete an abnormal discharge (blood or rub) and your baby looks very fussy and has trouble sleeping, you can check it directly to the doctor, pediatrician, or ophthalmologist to be given the right treatment.
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